Top 5 travel concepts in winter time
Snowmobile adventure at the rim of Svalbard’s west coast
After a day exploring by snowmobile, taking in the most special scenery in the world, you are warmly greeted by your hosts at Isfjord Radio. You have arrived in a peaceful place, with only the wind and wildlife lurking around the corners. On the cliff by the sea lies the sauna designed to combine your Arctic spa experience with observing life in the Arctic. Whether it is wildlife passing by, people having a dip in the sea or the light painting the landscape, we’ll make sure that you are present. After a solid homemade dinner with numerous courses you will for sure have a good night sleep. Nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction and wellbeing after an active wintry day.
2-day snowmobile adventure to Isfjord Radio
check in by the mighty glacier about 100 miles northeast of Longyearbyen
Welcome to a vast destination where only the seals, polar bears, ptarmigan and arctic foxes live. The wildlife wonders are right on your doorstep, and you might be lucky to spot the wildlife from your bedroom window. Listen to the glacier as it speaks with cracking sounds, loud roars, whispers and pieces of ice breaking off the glacier front. Nordenskiold offers a proper digital detox and rooming an exclusive group of maximum 8 guests. The lodge does not supply running water or electricity, and this is the place to enjoy the smell and warmth of firewood.
A winter adventure with dog sledge is an incredible way to experience the beautiful landscapes in Svalbard. Accompanied by your team of Alaskan huskies you are in for an adventure like nothing before. It’s time to fully sense the beautiful arctic nature. Dog sledding is a beloved activity among the locals in Longyearbyen, and it’s a great way of reaching peaceful and majestic areas that are off-limits with a car or snowmobile. On a dog sledding adventure, you learn how to handle and harness the huskies and steer the sledge. The characteristic of such a trip is your involvement and participation in all steps of the activity. It’s the perfect introduction to dog sledding and will for sure have you coming back for more.
Challenge yourself with tent accommodation in the Arctic winter
Get the real feeling of what Svalbard is all about. Experience toughness of the remote wintery land, and the warm comfort when reaching your destination Isfjord Radio. Mush your own husky team, set your expedition camp and care for your dogs for five days. Take part in your adventure of a lifetime. It may be -20 degrees, but we will prepare you for the adventure. After two long days outdoors a stay in this boutique hotel will ensure that you have the energy needed for the journey back to Longyearbyen.
Svalbard in a nutshell
Are you most comfortable by staying in Longyearbyen during your whole visit in Svalbard, then Basecamp Hotel will for sure give you a different kind of hotel stay. This is the closest you get to checking in at your own private trapper’s hut. Situated in the heart of Longyearbyen, all amenities are within walking distance. Experience the synthesis of cultural history and elements of the raw and extreme landscapes of Svalbard. Indulge yourself in all that Longyearbyen has to offer. Great atmosphere, inviting restaurants and the feeling of wilderness in a small town, just as close as you can get to the north pole. Embark on a daytrip with snowmobile to Tempelfjorden and experience the view and feeling of being on top of the world! Explore the frozen underworld by joining a dog sledge adventure to the ice cave at Scott Turner glacier. This is adventure is more than an ice cave event, as you learn to mush your own team of six huskies.
Whole day snowmobile adventure to Tempelfjorden